Who

The International Conservation Fund is a U.S. based, volunteer-run 501(c)3 charity dedicated to conserving natural ecosystems and species in the tropics and other priority areas.

What & Where

Direct action to reduce threats and conserve terrestrial and marine ecosystems in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Why?

This is where nature needs us most!

How

ICF works in partnership with the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC), which in turn works with capable field partners based in the areas where we work. This keeps our administrative costs low and takes advantage of ICFC's experience and capabilities. ICFC was the top-ranked conservation organization in Canada by the Financial Post charity ratings.

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Our Team

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Robert Stoner, President

Rob Stoner is the Deputy Director for Science and Technology of the MIT Energy Initiative, Founding Director of the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design, and faculty co-director of the MIT Electric Power Systems Center. He also serves as the secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation funded Global Commission to End Energy Poverty. From 2007 through 2009 he lived and worked in east Africa and India while serving in a variety of senior roles within the Clinton Foundation. He earned his Bachelor's degree in engineering physics from Queen's University, and his Ph.D. from Brown University in condensed matter physics.

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Gerard A. Bertrand, Director

Jerry Bertrand is an Environmental Advisor to Permian Global and was science advisor to the executive offices of Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. He was head of International Affairs for the US Fish & Wildlife Service where his portfolio included setting up new parks and reserves in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He was Chairman of BirdLife International, President of Massachusetts Audubon Society, and he co-founded World Land Trust. Jerry has an MS and PhD in marine science and oceanography and holds a degree in environmental law.

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Meade Cadot, Director

Meade Cadot is Naturalist Emeritus at the Harris Center for Conservation Education, where he earlier served for 33 years as Executive Director, overseeing the creation of the 35,000-acre SuperSanctuary of connected protected lands. Meade also served as a faculty member in Antioch University New England's Environmental Studies Department for 34 years. He has received numerous lifetime awards for his work in conservation and education.

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